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Pages: 2013-2014
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

A. Schneider

Kfar Shmaryahu Hof Hasharon School (ISRAEL)
On the shoulders of teachers today, as in the past, lays the heavy responsibility of training the next generation to act as meaning and significant grownups in the future.
The future world will probably not use the same technologies that today's teachers have grown up into, but instead the environment into which our students will grow into and in which they will live the major part of their lives is unknown and unimaginable to us.
We cannot even predict to our students how the world will look in thirty years. There will be a time, when they will be required to demonstrate their abilities.
This transformation in which students are often ahead of us in knowledge and abilities about those technologies has brought us to the recognition that we have to gain detailed knowledge of this content in a way that we will be able, combined with our students, and based on our knowledge, to refine those skills required for a smart use of those tools. One possible direction is the position of a personal portable computer/communication system that will be an integral part of its essence. Therefore, we have decided to supply our students with personal computers for them. This will enable the students, given the appropriate studying systems: active learning, personal advancement.
Those activities were followed up with other activities we have conducted for the use of computerized communication systems to include a communal schedule and a combined data base.
Our model turned to be a source of interest to other communities that would like to implement it as well.
We are still at the beginning of our journey and we still explore to find the best tools to prepare our children better for the future.
Another area that we regard as a fundamental instrument to serving our children in the unknown future is the "emotional literacy", the ability to understand and relate to other people .Gardner (Gardner, 1983) in his "multiple intelligences" theory claims that in order to act in human society, there is a need, among other things, for two social intelligences, the inter-personal intelligence and the intra-personal intelligence."Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand intentions, motivations and desires of other people and allows people to work effectively with others. Intrapersonal intelligence is a correlative ability, turned inward. It is a capacity to form an accurate, vertical model of oneself (Gardner, 1983).

In our school, we try to develop the multiple intelligences among our students with the belief that the development of those personal traits will enable the students to understand other people’s social dynamics and to interact effectively.

In our considerations of the learning process, and improvement in academic achievement, which we set as a goal, emotional environment is most significant. Combining those intelligences in the process of learning leads to a positive contribution to the school environment, as proven in national tests. We begin the second decade of a new century, in a school that tries, with shared efforts of community, parents and teachers .We believe that given the right tools, technological and emotional, our children can present themselves in the best way to make themselves meaningful and significant human beings. In the future, they will be able implement those abilities as grownups.

References:
Gardner, H. (1983) Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, New York: Basic Books
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